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  • December 02, 2021 4:28 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are now open for the Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing – an 18-month leadership experience supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Using the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) framework, the program seeks to strengthen the ecosystem of practitioners advancing racial and health equity in their work.

    APPLY BEFORE THE DECEMBER 6, 2021 DEADLINE!

    If you believe that the wounds of racism can and must be healed, are committed to building mutually respectful relationships across racial and ethnic lines and are working in your community to make these changes a reality, please read the Official Call for Application for full details.

  • December 01, 2021 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    MN Community Measurement and the Endocrine Society (ES) are pleased to announce the completion of measure specifications for a suite of new measures aimed at improving the health outcomes and reducing modifiable risks for patients with obesity. This measure development project included conducting a measure landscape and evaluation of measures used previously in the Obesity Care Model Collaborative.

    The Specifications Engineering Group (SEG) and Technical Expert Panel (TEP) meetings concluded in October 2021 with the recommendation to proceed with obtaining public comment on four measures currently under consideration prior to the pilot testing phase.

    MNCM and ES are seeking public comment on the following measures:

    Comments may be submitted at PublicComment@mncm.org no later than Friday, December 17, 2021.

  • November 29, 2021 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that the nation's health, safety, and economic prosperity depends on its ability to minimize the effects of devastating public health threats. The nation's resilience to current and future public health threats requires a modern U.S. public health system of state and local health departments that have the resources, capacities, and workforce to protect and promote health for all Americans.

    Join the Bipartisan Policy Center, national public health associations, and philanthropic foundations as they release a report from the bipartisan Public Health Forward Task Force establishing a 5-year vision for governmental public health in the U.S. and an actionable framework for state and local elected and public health officials to enhance public health infrastructure.

    REGISTER NOW!

  • November 29, 2021 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    The CDC Foundation invites you to "Achieving a Diverse and Effective Public Health Workforce" on December 6 at 11 am ET, the first topical session in Lights, Camera Action: The Future of Public Health National Summit Series.

    Register ASAP!

  • November 22, 2021 7:17 PM | Anonymous

    RSVP FOR THIS EVENT NOW!

    About the Event: 

    • 7:30 AM: Virtual doors open for EXPO
    • 8:00 AM: Welcome message - Rep. Kaohly Her | Minnesota House of Representatives
    • 8:05 AM: Interview with Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan; facilitated by Dianne Haulcy, Sr. Vice President | Think Small and host of Early Risers podcast 
    • 8:30 AM: Little Moments Count updates - Andrea Walsh, President and CEO | HealthPartners and Duchesne Drew, President | Minnesota Public Radio
    • 8:40 AM: Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Andre Dukes, Vice President, Family and Community Impact | Northside Achievement Zone
    • Keynote speaker - Anne Gearity, Ph.D., LICSW, Asst. Professor | University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services
    • 9:00 AM: Question & Answer session - Andre Dukes and Anne Gearity
    • 9:25 AM: Closing remarks - Andre Dukes
    • 9:30 AM: End
  • November 17, 2021 4:16 PM | Anonymous


    MN SOPHE members have identified health equity as a key advocacy priority. In order to achieve health equity, all of the social determinants of health must be considered: education, economic stability, health care access, social contexts and local environment factors. With regards to health care access, there’s a critical need in the United States to restructure the health care system. The current system has resulted in economic, racial and location-related disparities in care and coverage. Even among individuals with insurance, at least 25% are struggling to afford health care costs. As an organization with a mission to provide leadership to the profession of health education and health promotion-and to promote our communities’ health, we believe our members should be informed about options to rethink our health care system and learn about ways to advocacy for it’s restructure.

    This session is intended for public health and healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about the shortcomings of the current US health care system, the features of a single payer health system relative to achieving health care efficiency and equity.  Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the public health implications of health care reform and learn ways to advocate for health care reform.

    REGISTER TODAY!

  • November 14, 2021 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Learn about federal efforts to achieve health equity in rural America. Panelists will present on strategies the Administration is taking to prioritize health equity and eliminate disparities in health access, policy, and practice. Panelists will include:

    • Diana Espinosa, Acting Administrator, HRSA
    • Catherine Oakar, Special Assistant to the President for Community Public Health and Disparities, White House Domestic Policy Council
    • Tom Morris, Associate Administrator, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA
    • Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Dr. Loretta Christensen, Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service

    Register for this 11/18 11:30am ET event!

  • November 09, 2021 1:03 PM | Anonymous


    Creative Placemaking Funding Opportunity!

    Submission Deadline Extended: Friday, November 26th, 2021

    Do you or others in your community use arts and cultural activities to work towards community well-being? Have you been engaging in creative placemaking or WE-Making?

    The WE-Making framework maps the relationship between place-based arts and cultural strategies, social cohesion, and increased equitable community well-being. To demonstrate how WE-Making can be leveraged to address COVID-19 recovery and/or racial justice efforts, practitioners are invited to submit a narrative that explores how place-based arts and cultural strategies “moved the dial” in their community and situate it in the WE-Making framework by using key terms and concepts.

    This funding opportunity intends to provide $1,000 to support 25 project submissions. Awards may be made to individuals or groups.

    Selected submissions must center COVID-19 pandemic recovery and/or racial justice, situate their project within the WE-Making theory of change, be located in an urban setting and be serving folks in Black, Indigenous and additional communities of color (BIPOC). 

  • November 08, 2021 8:26 AM | Anonymous

    Good policy should account for how decisions will play out on the ground and affect people’s lives. One tool lawmakers can use that aims to shed light on these impacts before legislation is passed is the racial impact statement. Like environmental or fiscal impact statements, racial impact statements are predictive tools used in criminal justice policymaking to determine whether pending bills, if enacted, are likely to create or exacerbate disparate outcomes among people of different races or ethnicities.

    Racial impact statements can build a critical check for systemic racism into the justice policymaking process and help chart a more intentional and equitable course. This virtual event will feature experts from Urban, The Sentencing Project, and the National Juvenile Justice Network, as well as Maryland State Delegate Jazz Lewis and Wayne Ford, the former Iowa state representative who led passage of the nation’s first racial impact statement legislation. Together they will explore how states can effectively use racial impact statements to achieve reform.

    REGISTER NOW!

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